A Labour MP seemed to threaten on Twitter that the monarchy could be abolished after the Queen approved Boris Johnson‘s request to prorogue Parliament, while Hugh Grant led luvvie outrage to the move with an expletive-laden rant.
Kate Osamor, who notoriously used House of Commons headed notepaper to ask a judge not to jail her son for drug dealing, tweeted: ‘The Queen should look at what happened to her cousin Tino ex King of Greece when you enable a right wing coup! Monarchy abolished!’
And Grant called the Prime Minister an ‘over-promoted rubber bath toy’ in an extraordinary rant.
The Four Weddings And A Funeral actor was responding on Twitter to a video in which Mr Johnson gave an explanation for his decision to suspend Parliament in September, a move which critics said was aimed at stopping MPs debating Brexit.
Mr Grant tweeted: ‘You will not f*** with my children’s future. You will not destroy the freedoms my grandfather fought two world wars to defend.
‘F*** off you over-promoted rubber bath toy. Britain is revolted by you and you [sic] little gang of masturbatory prefects.’
Labour MP Kate Osamor (left) and actor Hugh Grant (pictured in an animated conversation at Wimbledon) took to social media following the day’s tumultuous political events
Kate Osamor warned the Queen should ‘look at what happened’ in the case of the abolition of the Greek monarchy
Mr Grant was characteristically cool-tempered as he took to Twitter to query the PM’s policy
Actor Rufus Sewell praised ‘the thisness of this’ in relation to Johnson’s tweet and David Baddiel lightheartedly added: ‘I sort of wish that this was the speech he’d given to Billy Bob Thornton in Love, Actually.’
However several respondents took to Twitter to bring up Mr Grant’s dalliance with prostitute Divine Brown, in his car on an LA highway in 1995.
Piers Morgan tweeted Grant’s LAPD mugshot calling him ‘Halo Hugh, Britain’s moral standard-bearer.’
The Queen today approved Boris Johnson’s request to prorogue Parliament no earlier than September 9 and no later than September 12, until October 14.
Opposition leaders had been hoping to use the period after Parliament returns from its summer recess on September 3 to work on a law to prevent a no-deal Brexit, in light of the PM’s promise to take the UK out of the European Union by the October 31 deadline whether or not an agreement had been reached.